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This Sunday at St. Paul's: September 10, 2017
 8:00 am:        Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Chapel)
 9:00 am:        Church School Registration and Craft Project (Lichtenberger Room)
                      Adult Education (Courtyard - weather permitting)
                      Confirmation Class (Rector's Office)        
10:00 am        Holy Eucharist with Sermon and Choir (Sanctuary)

11:15 am        Coffee Hour (Courtyard)  
  • Adult Education Hour:  Meet and Greet this Sunday!
Join the clergy in the courtyard (weather permitting!) from 9-10am for a time of re-connection and sharing the latest developments here at St. Paul's, as well as a look to what we can expect in the year to come as a parish community.  Coffee provided! 
This Week at St. Paul's
Monday, September 11          7:00 pm    Building Committee (Rector's Office)
Tuesday, September 12         7:30 pm    Scripture Group (Lichtenberger Room)
Wednesday, September 13    7:00 pm    Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
                                           7:00 pm    Stewardship Committee (Rector's Office)          
Yoga Ministry
There will be no yoga classes on the following two Mondays, September 11 and 18, as Martha Curtis, our Hatha Yoga Teacher, is on vacation, traveling to Alaska. Class will resume on Monday, September 25 at 7:00 am in the Lichtenberger Room.If you dream of starting your Monday mornings in a calm and peaceful way, please consider joining us! Stretches and yoga postures are designed for all levels...no prior experience with yoga is necessary.  
Scripture Group
Scripture Group will resume meeting on Tuesday, September 12 from 7:30-9:00pm in the Lichtenberger Room. We meet on the second Tuesday of the month to reflect on the readings for the coming Sunday--to connect scripture with our lives, concerns and passions. Anyone is welcome to join us at any time! If you have questions, feel free to ask Leah Rugen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Church School Time:  Registration is HERE!
We hope that your child will join us this year for Church School at St. Paul's! We are striving to create a community of students, teachers, and parents that has open lines of communication and expresses the love of God.The first step for this year is filling out the Google survey by clicking HERE. Please let me know if you have any questions!


Maggie Taylor
Director of Children and Youth 
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Back to School - Mission Sunday: September 17
We will be helping the B-READY after-school program at St Stephens in Boston. For more information on the program, click here. They are looking for a few items for their students, including: 
  • 45 pencil boxes (hard plastic cases that fit multiple pencils and glue stick and erasers, etc.
  • 45 2-inch three ring binders with a plastic cover to slide a piece of artwork into to personalize the folder
  • a few backpacks
  • any amounts of construction paper, poster boards, dry erase markers, tissues, hand sanitizer, protractors, pencils, pens, highlighters, loose leaf paper, graph paper, notebooks, glue sticks and regular white glue 

Please contact Melissa Dulla 650-743-6745 and tell her what you would like to donate. You may bring items any Sunday on or before September 17.  All items will be collected and blessed at the Blessing of the Backpacks on Sunday the 17th.
Ministry Outside the Parish (M.O.P.) Speakers' Series:
September 17 and October 22
NuDay Syria
Do you know how St. Paul's responded to the crisis in Syria? Well, we will be bringing the answer to you.On September 17 at 11:30am in the Lichtenberger Room, Nadia Alawa, co-founder and president of NuDay Syria, will speak about their work in Syria. NuDay Syria is dedicated to providing humanitarian and development aid to specifically Syrian mothers and children. They also help resettle families with no breadwinners and provide sponsorships to Syrian orphans. In 2015 Nadia gave a Ted Talk on her journey to beginning NuDay Syria. 
Lola Children's Fund
Allie Haley, founder and director, will speak on October 22 at 11:30am in the Lichtenberger Room. The fund provides funding to Lola Children's Home in Mekelle, Ethiopia, a community program for HIV-affected families. The children's home provides residential, day care and outreach services to HIV-affected children, many of whom were left without family or government support after their parents' deaths.
Training for New Chalice Bearers: September 23
Chalice Bearers (a.k.a. Eucharistic Ministers) serve the cup of consecrated wine during Holy Communion at our Sunday Eucharists. On Saturday, September 23, at 10-11:30 am, there will be a Chalice Bearers' training for individuals interested in becoming a Chalice Bearer/Eucharistic Minister here at St. Paul's. We will meet in the church sanctuary. (Current Chalice team members who wish a review are also welcome.) If you are interested in joining this service to St. Paul's, please RSVP to Jill Seiler-Moon, Parish Administrator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Maryann Kurkjian, Chalice Bearers Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Invitation for M.O.P. Grant Applications
Every year St.Paul's MOP committee awards grants to approximately 20 non-profit organizations doing GOD's work in very diverse fields from Boston to Guatemala. If there is an organization you would like us to support, then please invite them to apply. Information about the application process and forms can be found on our church website. Our next deadline for applications is September 30. If you have questions please speak to Matshai Motimele or Tim Hintz or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank" style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" shape="rect">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
The New Sanctuary Movement
The New Sanctuary movement is active in the Boston area. Undocumented people can seek sanctuary in churches to avoid being deported by immigration officials. This movement largely involves families who are trying to stay together. St Paul's does not have the facilities to house a family. But several other churches do, for example there is a family in sanctuary in Cambridge at this time. The churches that can house families are calling for secular groups and other congregations of all faiths to provide support for them in their efforts. The support varies with the needs of the family but can include grocery shopping, tutoring, or taking kids to school. As well, there is a need for 24/7 presence of volunteers in the sanctuary.
Eliza (when she was here), Kate Kelley, and I have attended some meetings about these issues.
We would like to tell you about what is happening locally in the sanctuary movement. Through education and discussion we can find out if members of St. Paul's want to get involved; either as a community or as individuals.
We are planning some discussion meetings in the fall. Please let us know if you are interested in this effort.
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Kate Kelley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
St. Paul's All Parish Retreat

Serving us this week
Preacher and Presider  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello 
Deacon  The Ven. Pat Zifcak 
Director of Music    Andrew Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  Flora Fried 
Torchbearers  Mihret and Jane Hopkin 
Lectors                                     Pat Dunbar and Nate Gaede 
Prayers of the People 
John Ferguson  
Healing Prayers     Linda Sanches and John Ferguson 
Chalice Bearers  Andrea Brue and Elisabeth Choi 
Vestry Representatives 
Alan Fried and Leah Rugen 
Altar Guild 
8:00 am: Ann Colageo
10:00 am: Sharlene Wing and Michael Scheffler    
Greeters  John Ahonen, Beverly Estes-Smargiassi, Judy Rice, and Adelaide Xie 
Ushers  Walter Mucha, Sam Scott, Hanako Norton,
Robert Burke, Jeannie Baca, and Ben Norton  
Coffee Hour Host Jennifer Schamel 
Click here to view the server spreadsheet. If you need to make a change, please find someone to swap with and let your ministry leader know so that the server spreadsheet can be updated. 
Memorials, Celebrations, and Prayers
Memorials  We pray especially for Elizabeth Evans Jones, Hugh C. Jones, Sr., Hugh C. Jones, Jr., and Benjamin Jones, in whose memory the altar flowers are given, and for the repose of the soul of Pamela Campbell, who died this week.
Celebrations  We remember and celebrate the birthdays of Becky Teiwes, Lindsey Toomey, John Munzer, John Ferguson, Faye Mucha, Dale Holzworth, Jonathan Bain, Betsy Munzer, and Maggie Taylor.
Maria P., Don S., Linda S., Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Gladys J., Tim G., Camille J-F, Debra, Janet R., David F., Kendall G., Ruth R., Paul, Alexander T., Gerke V., Kim L., Lavinia J., Deborah F., Jackie S., Kitty C., Betty K., Alissa P., Jane K., Whitney, Erika, Susan P., Abigail B-L, Laura S., Fran C., Nan C., Allan K., Marilyn G., and those in the military: Lucas S., Hana L., and Jamie C. 
Scripture Readings
Ezekiel 33:7-11; Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 18:15-20
Wherever you are on your journey with or toward God,
you are welcome and invited at St. Paul's!
Abundant Blessings,
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brookline

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